Octorara Area Junior Senior High School
Octorara Area Junior Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:
- Category Attribute
- Community Size Largest student body (number of students) (Top 10%)
- Octorara Area Junior Senior High School's student population of 1,154 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
- The teacher population of 71 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 7-12|
|Total Students||1,154 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||71 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
- Octorara Area Junior Senior High School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
|Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year Data||This School||State Level (PA)|
|Overall School Rank||#1797 out of 2,835 schools|
|Math Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1||15:1|
|Two or more races|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|Eligible for Free Lunch|
|Eligible for Reduced Lunch|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Octorara Area SD School District|
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Atglen Octorara Intermediate School Grades: 5-6 | 353 students
221 Highland Road
Atglen, PA 19310
(610)593-4608 0.0 5-6 353
- Atglen Octorara Elementary School Grades: 3-4 | 366 students
104 Highland Rd
Atglen, PA 19310
(610)593-8238 0.3 3-4 366
- Coatesville South Brandywine Middle School Grades: 6-8 | 582 students
600 Doe Run Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610)383-3750 5.7 6-8 582
- Coatesville Rainbow Elementary School Grades: K-5 | 804 students
1113 West Lincoln Highway
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610)383-3780 6.0 K-5 804
Great school! Very great teachers and lots of new opportunities! And the teachers really care about the kids future!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - jdasi
Well...the two reviews above maybe almost 4 years old but they are still right on the money..well, actually our taxes have gone up and our test scores have gone down. Student population is decreasing and the taxpayers are left footing the bill for new or newly renovated schools that are under-utilized...thanks to a school board that failed to listen to parents who were concerned about a down turning economy. And this same school board is holding on to the pipe dream of a 10yr old feasability study that was wrong on just about every point- can't expect a population boom when you have the highest taxes and lowest performing schools in Chester County can 'ya...if you are considering moving into this district..don't.
- Posted by Parent - onefa
This is a poor school in all areas. Parents pay very high school taxes and still have to pay for child to be in sports. They lack in academics, very poor schoolastically, lack extracurricular activities of any kind. Lacking in sports, music and art. Transportation for kindergarden only provided one way. Not a kid friendly enviroment.
- Posted by Parent - marse
My 3 daughters (17,12,8) attend Octorara since kindergarten. I had to fight & insist the school test 2 of my kids for a learning disability when the school insisted they didn't see anything wrong. Both were diagnosed with a disability & my 6th grader was reading at a 3rd grade level. And they didn't see a problem here? Based on my experience and several other parents I've spoken to, the bullying is horrible! I dont think the school punishes the bullies at all. So much for the No bullying policy Some of the teachers have discussed their personal & dating lives with the class. My kids (6th & 11th grade)& some of their friends have told me about all kinds of drugs going around the school they witness on a daily basis. The district built a fifth school they can't afford and have remodeled the high school. Octorara is the highest millage rate in Chester County (taxes) but claim they're broke and want to take away sports! Are you kidding me? Sports is the ONLY thing they have to offer at this point. When my husband & I bought our first house in Parkesburg 13 yrs ago we were excited about the school and area. I had graduated from Coatesville and didn't want to send my kids there. Now, I wish I had because Coatesville is looking much better now that we have experienced Octorara District. If you still have a choice, do not choose Octorara District! Most likely you will regrett it!
- Posted by Parent - parke
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